Over 400 aspiring models
attend open casting
OVER 400 aspiring models strutted into St George's Hall on
Wednesday 27 July 2016, hoping to be the face of the North West Fashion
Festival. The wannabe models were attending an open casting held by the
organisers of the North West Fashion Festival who were scouting for fresh new
faces to take part in NWFF 2016 which will be held at St George's Hall in
The judges were extremely impressed with the calibre of models who auditioned at
the castings, including:- men, women and children. The models will be selected
by a panel of industry specialists which included:- Karen Beardmore (Mode Mwah
Designer), Mark Byron (Big Brother), Charlotte O'Brien (NWFF Model
Choreographer) and Lauren Greene (Founder of NWFF).
They were put through their paces and asked to walk on the runway, before being
photographed by a professional fashion photographer. The judges now have the
difficult task of trying to decide who will go forward to model on the main
runway at the NWFF 2016 this autumn and will be deliberating over the coming
The 2 day festival will take place on 22 October and 23 October 2016 and will
celebrate and experience the wealth of fashion talent and expertise the region
has to offer. The festival is 1 of the biggest fashion and beauty events to come
to the North West and is the perfect platform for aspiring models to be spotted
and signed to national agencies.
Successful candidates will be given a great opportunity to work with incredible
beauty and fashion brands.
Director, Lauren Greene, is thrilled at the response to the casting call, she
said:- "We were absolutely overwhelmed at the NWFF 2016 casting, with over
400 people through the door. People came from all over the North West to
audition. We had around 250 amazing children who came along to the casting with
lots of siblings auditioning. We were looking at how they walk on the runway,
how confident they were and how they came across on camera. They were all
gorgeous; it's going to be so hard to choose!"
Now in its 3rd year, NWFF has become the biggest style celebration in the North
West and the highlight of the fashion calendar which brings together the
region's leading influencers, designers and fashion crowd in luxury style.
Thousands of style savvy guests are expected to grace the famous St George Hall
for a fun filled weekend of catwalk shows, shopping and pampering.
Check out the new collections from local fashion designers and national brands,
indulge in a little retail therapy and invest in the latest labels, as well as
treating yourself to a spot of pampering with lots of fabulous beauty treatments
available to try. There will also be a programme of Q&As, panel discussions,
demonstrations and master classes from leading fashion and beauty experts.
Outside, the stunning architecture of St Georges Hall, will be complemented with
pop up restaurants and bars offering a wide selection of food and drink.
Offering a career boosting showcase to graduates and budding designers, as well
as unveiling exciting new collections from exciting brands and designers in the
North West, a chance to pick up beauty tips and make overs from make up artists
and hair stylists, enjoy runway shows and fashion exhibitions and do some
serious shopping, this is a weekend not to be missed by anyone with a passion
for the fashion industry.
Visit the official
website now for further information.
200 Mile 'Ultra Great
Britain' is set to come through Merseyside
THE 'Ultra Great Britain', a 200 Mile Ultra
Marathon passes through Warrington, along the Trans-Pennine Trail, on the 20
August 2016, starting that day in Southport. The event links a number of Village
Halls across the country along with Campsites and a Sports Ground and further
Checkpoints. 1 of the events entrants is 27 year old Dennis Van der Stroom from
Holland, who hopes to be the 1st Dutchman to run across the country in Ultra
Great Britain. He is also hoping to raises awareness of PTSD from time served
for his country. Another entrant is Lim Nghee Huat, aged 63, from Singapore; in
Team Singapore. Nghee Huat has raced in some of the hardest ultra's in the world
including Badwater. The vast majority are British entrants including George
Howard, who was once in a coma after being hit by a car. Please pop along show
your support for these 200 runners, from . More information about this and also
the Liverpool to Manchester Ultra Marathon (L2M Ultra Double), can be found via
visiting the events
website as well follow it on
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St Helens' dentist warns parents over kids'
A dentist in St Helen's has warned parents they could be
putting their child at risk of tooth decay by not taking advantage of free NHS
fluoride varnish treatment. Around a quarter of UK children have tooth decay by
the time they start school, with on average 3 teeth being affected, missing or
filled. In fact, the British Dental Association states that over 2014 to 2015,
179,218 teeth were removed in children aged 9 and under, making dental decay 1
of the nation's most common childhood diseases and the main reason for Hospital
admissions. Fluoride varnish is a free NHS preventative treatment available to
all children aged 3 and above providing they are clinically suitable. It offers
protections against decay and strengthens teeth. mydentist practice manager Bev
Sephton said:- "Statistics show 30% of children didn't see an NHS dentist
between 2012 and 2014. Indeed £30m was spent on tooth extractions for under 18's
in 2012/2013 (3). We're committed to changing this trend and we are particularly
keen for families with young children to register with us, so they can benefit
from free NHS fluoride varnish which is normally applied to children's teeth
twice a year from the age of 3." mydentist at Victoria Square is part of
the largest network of dental care providers in the UK. Its recent makeover has
been inspired by what its 7 million UK patients said they wanted from a dentist.
"Dental care needs to be professional, but that doesn't mean it can't be
friendly too. We were determined to create an environment which was both warm
and relaxing." said Ms Henderson. mydentist St Helens is located at 1
Victoria Square, WA10 1HQ. Patients can book an appointment
or call:- 01744 22595.